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adult. this happened during the century old easter monday celebration. surae chinn has more. >> the family visiting from tennessee hadn't heard about the violence. >> it is disheartening that something like that would happen at a zoo. >> reporter: but they say it is not going to affect their visit. >> we didn't know about it. hopefully today's visit will be stepped up. >> the zoo is open and back to normal a day after police say a group of 15 teens attacked another teenager stabbing him multiple times. the teen is expected to survive. police arrested a 16-year-old and charged him with assault with intent to kill. >> we come here every day. >> yes. >> i was there yesterday but i saw nothing. but then later, this happened. it was so scary. >> reporter: this isn't the first time the celebration has been marred by violence. back in 2000, a gunman opened fire into a crowd injuring at least six children, just outside of the zoo.
9news now talked with witnesses to yesterday's violence who say kids were tweeting about a possible fight days leading up to the event. >> despite now having two violent incidents on easter monday in conjunction with this family fun day, the zoo director says he adamantly will not cancel this event. he says it is just too important but he does say he wants to look into making this event as safe as possible. >> it is not concerning to me right now. i'm not worried about it. >> reporter: it wouldn't stop you from coming. >> no, no. >> reporter: surae chinn, 9news now. >> police are investigating and looking to make more arrests. a judge stepped in to end the 45-day nfl lockout and sided with the players. this morning, two washington redskins players were allowed into the team's facility in virginia but the players were not allowed to workout and just moments ago, the nfl announced
it is not appropriate for players to work out yet. redskins linebacker lorenzo alexander and receiver anthony armstrong left just minutes after entering the building. >> i just wanted to show up to see if i can get a workout here. i would rather work out here because this is catered for professional athletes. >> the owners are expected to ask for a stay in the judge's ruling. and let the appeals play out. the players association wants to restart arbitration and so the upcoming season is still in jeopardy. redskins owner daniel snyder has taken some heat for his lawsuit against the washington city paper. snyder is suing claiming defamation and calling for the ouster of writer dave mckenna. today, snyder is refiling his suit. he says the city paper will not apologize for saying that he was caught forging names, a claim that snyder denies.
in a letter in today's "washington post," snyder writes... this is the case whether you have a public figure or private citizen. nothing more and nothing less. enough is enough. the city paper has stood by mckenna and his story. the unrest in syria has prompted the obama administration to order some u.s. embassy staff and americans out of that country. danielle nottingham reports that's because the syrian government's crackdown has taken a deadly turn. >> gunfire echoed through the streets of dara in southern syria. government tanks and snipers rolled into that city monday. at least 11 people were killed and according to witnesses,
their bodies are still laying in the streets. activists posted this video of the attacks online. syria's state-run television said army units entered the city at the request of the residents. this is the latest effort by the syrian government to move against demonstrators who want the country's president to step down. human rights groups say since the crackdown began last month, government troops and snipers have killed more than 350 people. so far, the white house isn't calling for president al-assad to step aside but officials here are now looking into ways to pressure the syrian government to end the crackdown. >> we're very concerned about it. as i think many other countries are and we are looking at a variety of options, a range of options including targeted sanctions, more targeted sanctions. >> but as the white house weighs its options, officials are also concerned about instability. syria's key location means that a change in government could have an impact on its neighbors as well.
syria borders israel and iraq, if a fundamentalist regime took over, it could threaten u.s. allies in both countries. the state department advised americans visiting syria to leave and it ordered some embassy staff members and their families to get out as well. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. this morning, a metropolitan police officer pleaded guilty to burglary charges. officer jennifer green acted as a lookout for friends who were planning to rob a drug dealer in northwest washington. the 28-year-old officer could spend the next five years in prison when she is sentenced in july. well, it is election day in the district. the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight for the special election. the biggest race that voters will decide is for the new at- large city council member. that person will replace kwame brown who became the council chair. the at-large race is on the ballot in every ward across the city. there are also races in both
wards four and eight. voters will select a new member to the state board of education and again, the polls are open in the district until 8:00 tonight. remembrance services resume today for baltimore city hall former governor william donald schaefer. this was the scene in annapolis as lawmakers said good-bye to a man who some consider to have been one of the best mayors in the country. of course, he also served as the maryland governor and controller. william donald schaefer died last week at the age of 89. his body will be at the baltimore city hall today until 9:00 tonight and then funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 at old st. paul's church in baltimore.
people sickened by the news of the videotaped of a transgender woman being beaten at a baltimore area mcdonald's are now speaking out. >> we are a community of human beings. ok. >> supporters of 22-year-old christie polis returned to the restaurant where two girls attacked her last week. polis was born a man but now lives as a woman. she says she was attacked after coming out of the ladies room. an 18-year-old and a 14-year- old girl were both arrested. authorities may add hate crimes to their list of charges. one man is in custody and is being treated for injuries after being shot by atf agents. this happened last night along dumfries road and i-95 in virginia. we're told that agents were moving in to arrest the suspect
when he tried to drive off. police say he tried to run over a federal agent and that is when other agents opened fire. they hit the suspect. no one else was injured. still to come on 9news now, find out why people living near the chernobyl nuclear power plant are still in danger. 25 years later. plus... find out how things are slowly returning to normal after last month's tsunami and nuclear disaster in japan. >> with the excitement building around the royal wedding of prince william and kate middleton, kate made sure her hometown shares in her celebration. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we'll have the story coming up.
>> if you're looking for an apartment, there is one for sale in the district complete with d.c.-style history. the home of "washington post" reporter bob woodward. that's where he sent signals to deep throat to learn more about watergate. the 500 square foot studio is near 17th and p streets northwest. we're told it needs some work. the asking price is $215,000. ukraine's president used the 25th anniversary of the chernobyl nuclear disaster to seek more help to build a new shelter over the damaged
reactor. 25 years ago today, a fire and explosion at the chernobyl nuclear plant killed more than 30 people. but many more died later from radiation-related illnesses. this memorial took place in the ukrainian town which did not exist on april 26th, 1986. it was actually created to house evacuees from the city closest to chernobyl. ukraine must raise $300 million for a new shelter over the reactor. >> experts say that last month's nuclear disaster in japan rivaled what happened on par with the chernobyl accident. however, there are signs that life is getting back to normal. the high-speed train between tokyo and sendai is running again. sendai was hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami last month. coming up next, howard and the forecast. >> j.c., almost feels like florida out here.
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>> we're three days away from the royal wedding. when prince william and kate middleton walk down the aisle on friday, celebrities and foreign dignitaries will not be the only guests. in keeping with their plan to have a peoples wedding, the couple has invited a few lesser known faces from kate's hometown. charlie d'agata has more from london. >> martin fiddler is going to be a busy man on kate and william's wedding day. the local butcher is going all out throwing a party in the bride's hometown of bucklebury that night, after he and his wife attend the wedding ceremony at westminster abbey. fiddler has known the middletons for year but was still shocked to get an invite. >> we're still on cloud nine at the moment with excitement. >> the tiny village an hour
outside london is gearing up for several street parties to honor their hometown girl turned princess, complete with concerts, a barbecue and fireworks. >> i haven't heard anybody say -- >> william and kate's love story has captured the hearts of everyone here. not only are the 2,000 people who live here proud of kate, most are protective of her. >> he's a lucky man to have her. lovely, great family. >> john owns the local pub where william and kate have been known to grab a drink. he also scored a pair of invitations to the wedding and he's flying solo. >> i've got an invite plus one. i wonder if anyone would like to come along. anyone free that day? >> i'm trade there's no guarantee that offer is still on the table. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. all right. let's go to weather. >> nice out right now. >> it is absolutely beautiful.
but, i understand things could change? >> things are going to change. later today, we may see a couple of thunderstorms. as we get into tomorrow, tomorrow night in thursday morning, that's when we could have strong to severe thunderstorms also. even the isolated storms that pop up later today and tomorrow have that chance but yay, enjoy it while we've got it because it is going to be coming to an end shortly, we'll put it that way. here is a look at the rest of this afternoon. a mix of sun and clouds, a few more clouds will move in from the southwest. a brisk southwesterly wind. 15, 18, 20 miles per hour. at times gust close to 30. you notice temperatures by this evening dropping into the mid and lower 70s with the chance for a thunderstorm or two here and there. not everybody is going to see that. we do have that threat increasing. you could see on the satellite and radar, how we have lots of sunshine. look how the moisture is starting to come in from the south. a few showers starting to pop in some of the mountains of pennsylvania down toward
roanoke and even down into eastern north carolina. we'll watch the afternoon to see what develops. it doesn't look as widespread as it does for tomorrow. 77 right now at national. it is 82 in leesburg. 83 fredericksburg. a nice, warm, breezy day. 75 on the bay in cambridge. one of the reasons, the winds are up gusting almost 30 miles per hour in leesburg. 25 in fredericksburg. 24 andrews. southerly to -- southwesterly winds like 30 in baltimore, that's bringing in the moisture. the dew points, true measure, the moisture in the air. these are in the mid, upper 60s, 73 in doer. we've got an almost tropical, not quite but almost a tropical air mass that's starting to develop across the region. that can support some heavy rainfall and some big thunderstorms over the next couple of days. 77, south wind at 16. reagan national, mostly cloudy. on the weather terrace, mostly sunny and gorgeous just a couple of moments ago. all of our weather from the big storm here, there's scattered
rains and elevation snows out in the west and in the rockies. big-time storms, some deadly storms north of arkansas, little rock last night. today, storms weakening right now. you see the atlantic moisture here, we have the storm coming in as well. behind it, this is where the severe weather threat will be greatest northeast texas through arkansas. with this moisture coming up, that's going to also enhance the rain chances over the next couple of days. here's the future cast starting this afternoon. into this evening, you know, we can't rule out southern maryland down to the northern neck or in the mountains, you guys have a better chance of seeing a few showers and storms than the rest of us. overnight, isolated showers but not as warm overnight. you lose some of the energy. not much goes on. midday tomorrow, scattered showers around with isolated thunder. same story tomorrow afternoon. then we watch tomorrow night. look how this thing firms up, this line gets strong. by midnight thursday from just west of williamsport to hagerstown and cumberland, back through the virginia/west
virginia border. it will be storming overnight wednesday night into thursday morning. can really complicate the thursday morning commute. by midday thursday, this thing starts to pull away. we'll have a better afternoon. drier air works in and cooler air. we'll get back to seasonal levels with the upslope. maybe some showers. in the mountains. breaking it down for you. today, about 82. it is going to be breezy. a shower, thunderstorm. tomorrow, more clouds. scattered showers and storms. only around 80. heavy storms possible tomorrow night through thursday morning. 72 as we clear thursday. friday looks gorgeous. upper 60s. saturday, back in the 70s. slight chance of a shower on sunday. your temperatures are in the 70s. we're making macaroons in the kitchen when 9news at noon returns.
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hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. if you love coconut, you're going to love today's feature because we're making macaroon cookies dipped in pure, delicious chocolate! and guess what! it is gluten-free. i would like for you to meet kenna of kenna's cookies. she's been here before but she's never done the macaroons. i tasted one. delicious! >> it makes it even better. >> really, one of the secrets is that i use almond paste and this is what makes really over the top moist. all it is four, five ingredients. just whipped egg whites with a little bit of really good vanilla extract and you just mix all of that up. that's ok. i got another one. that happens. just mix it all up.
get it nice and moist. this is the almond paste, coconut, confectioners sugar. >> how much coconut did you put in there? >> a whole 14 ounce bag. we do one 7 ounce of the almond paste and we do two cups of confectioners sugar. you get that all mixed up. we have four egg whites. you put it on a nice greased sheet pan or use a parchment paper. and this is just a one ounce scoop. >> that's real quick. >> very easy. >> get your kids in here to make them with you. >> the recipe is on our web site. if they didn't get a chance to write everything down. go to wusa9.com. >> yep. >> and any special coconut? >> no. just sweetened coconut. this is a half a sheet pan. this will put about 16, the recipe makes about 30. once you have your two sheet pans filled up, 325 in the oven. 20 to 22 minutes. you want them nice and golden
brown. then if you -- for the chocoholics out there, if you live with a chocoholic like i do, i use my dark chocolate. you can use about a half cup to a cup of dark chocolate. melt it either in the microwave or use a double boiler. take your macaroons, these have already been dipped. >> you see what happens. >> j.c -- >> i was nibbling on it. i'll finish it. >> take it, dip it in. two, three minutes will be nice, beautiful to eat. >> it is so easy. >> that's the nice thing. other than it's got the five ingredients, not a lot of fuss but you have a fabulous cookie and a gluten free. >> there's no flour. >> usually to make a macaroon cookie -- >> correct. a lot of people put flour but this is my little trick, the almond paste. that's what really gives it that beautiful consistency, the nice flaky on top and moist and tender in the inside.